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Nobody really wants to hear the words written in this book Theyre too shocking Theyre too demoralizing Were good upstanding US citizens and we are a part of a great democratic nation Surely our trusted leaders make good decisions thats why we chose them to represent us America cant take responsibility for holocaust-like events that happen around the world could they In Porporas book he places a level of accountability upon each of us for any and all atrocities that are committed around the globe If we do not history will again repeat itself It could never happen here Never again was a phrase that author Douglas V Porpora said over and over again in his book How Holocausts Happen The United States in Central America By title of the book stands a strong implication that history repeats itself Porporas book tells the historical background that led to the genocide of 6 million Jews He examines people and their societal behaviors and reveals the shocking truth that a Holocaust can happen today unless people take a much more active role in the decision-making of their governments TS German attitudes toward Hitlers decision-making are no different than the US military decision-making that takes place today American people accept that our leaders are making decisions for the public good The author uses historical examples to support the fact that history does repeat itself Historical evidence has shown that the Germans were no more capable of slaughtering people than any average American People in general focus on keeping a watchful eye on hatred and racism in society as a preventive measure to a future holocaust The focus is in the wrong place According to Porpora the Germans held no particular hatred for the Jews American textbooks give Germans a barbaric image Germans merely saw Hitler as a man of power who would restore strength to the economic depression of Germany 39 Hitler did not
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